Man arrested on rape charges, accused of years-long abuse of girl

Atlanta Journal Constitution - 07-18


A Hall County man is behind bars on charges that he sexually abused a young girl multiple times over a six-year period, authorities said. Anthony Geissert, 28, is is accused of assaulting the girl at her home between June 2012 and May 2018, the Hall County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. The girl was between the ages of 3 and 9 at the time of the alleged incidents. — The Lula man was arrested July 5 after the child’s family reported the alleged abuse to deputies. He is charged with aggravated sodomy, aggravated sexual battery and two counts of rape, records show.